God "desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth" (1 Timothy 2:4, ESV). Young people, in fifth through eighth grade, have an opportunity in our confirmation process to learn the truth of God's Word: Who God is, who He is shaping them to be, and what His plans for them are. The Bible, God's own inspired Word, and Luther's Small Catechism, are the two foundational tools we use to start this conversation.

There are three main components to the confirmation process:

  1. Catechesis — We use a question and answer format to impart the information of God's Word and what it means, and use discussion to apply it to our daily lives. We want young people to know what they believe and in Whom they trust.

  2. First Communion — We want all of our members, young people included, to be able to take the Lord's Supper, which we understand to be the very body and blood of Jesus, in, with, and under bread and wine, in a respectful way, knowing the great love and sacrifice that it cost. We take time to talk about how to examine our lives, to see both real sin and a real Savior there, and to see the Lord's Supper as God's forgiveness and strength for godly living.

  3. Confirmation — Led by God's Spirit, His people confirm that the gifts that were given to them in their baptism are indeed true and real for them as they have come to understand them more deeply through their study of the Word. They publicly profess their desire to live as a child of God all their life, in God's strength and with His help.
For more information on confirmation, please contact the church office at .